One week on from the murder of 18-year-old Jason Isaacs in Northolt, officers are revisiting the scene of the murder to appeal to members of the public to come forward with information to identify the suspects.
Police will be at Newnham Close and Oldfield Circus, Northolt from 2200hrs to 2330hrs on Saturday, 25 November and will be available to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident.
Leaflets will be distributed providing police contact details for anyone who does not wish to be seen speaking with officers in public.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh leading the investigation said: "This was a brutal, premeditated murder. The attack was ferocious and clearly intended to deliver fatal injuries.
"Those responsible for Jason’s death were riding two mopeds, both were pillion passengers – we need your help, who were the attackers?
"Did you see them riding around the area before the attack? The pillions were not wearing crash helmets so they would have stood out?
"Have you seen them in the days before the attack?
"It has been suggested that these males may have committed other crimes; such as robberies or assaults. If you have been chased, robbed or hurt by the group; please make contact with my incident room. I will deal with your information confidentially. What you may believe to be insignificant, could be very important to our investigation."
Police had been called just before 22:30hrs on Saturday, 18 November to Newnham Close, Northolt to reports of a male stabbed. On arrival, police and London Ambulance Service [LAS] found Jason suffering from multiple stab wounds.
He was taken to a London hospital where he remained critical for some time before he sadly died on Tuesday, 21 November.
A post mortem examination conducted on Friday, 24 November found the cause of death to be a stab wound.
DCI McHugh added: “I know that there are people who know who the suspects are and it is vital that we hear from those people without delay. I would ask that the appeal leaflet be distributed as widely as possible to ensure that anyone who may be hesitating to contact police has a direct line to assist the investigation.”
“A young man has lost his life and I sincerely hope that the local community will support the appeal to identify those who took his future from him and help us remove these dangerous individuals from your community.”
Jason’s Mother said: “Last Saturday our amazing, beautiful Jason went out with friends’ for a night out and a few drinks. He should have come home to his loving family. Instead he was brutally attacked, he never stood a chance.
"Our lives are in pieces. The police are out tonight, they need you to talk to them about Jason’s murder. Every little piece of information is really important. If you don't want to talk to them on the street, take a witness appeal poster and call the incident room. For Jason, make that call, thank you."
Anyone with information concerning this attack is asked to call police Incident Room on 0208 785 8099 or the Homicide and Major Crime Command via 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also tweet information to police via @MetCC.
+ A 17-year-old male [A] was arrested on Monday, 20 November, and taken to a west London police station. He has since been bailed to return on a date in mid-December.